Half-term fun at Northwich's Lion Salt Works Museum | Knutsford Times

Half-term fun at Northwich’s Lion Salt Works Museum

By on February 4, 2019

Salt from the Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich used to be transported all over the world in specially-designed sacks and this half-term, children will have the chance of making one of their own sacks in a creative and fun salt sack printing session. The drop-in sessions cost £2 and will be held on Tuesday 19 February and Wednesday 29 February from 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2-4pm. Parking is free.

In its heyday, salt from the Cheshire was exported via Liverpool throughout the world. Special sacks were made for each country and children will have a chance of choosing somewhere in the world and designing a salt sack based on that country.  This activity is suitable for children aged 5 – 7 years old.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “This creative activity is a marvellous way of talking to children about the significant role played by salt on a world stage. It is extraordinary to think that once there were hundreds and hundreds of open-pan, salt-making sites across the region but that the Lion Salt Works is now the sole survivor.

The Museum tells the story of salt through fun, interactive displays, a theatrical lighting, sound and film experience and a walk-in ‘subsiding house’. There is no charge to visit the industrially-themed play area, café or shop.

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